Sandi and I try to eat pretty healthy…most of the time. She has a great nearly vegan, gluten-free diet that’s low in refined sugars….whereas sometimes I stray (we all have our vices, right?) and have a bit too much Avery beer…and cheese…and chocolate…and ice cream.
What we’ve been eating:
Nearly vegan pizza (gluten-free mix used an egg). Half Pesto half marinara.
Nope, not what we eat…
Sandi’s great afternoon smoothies (with a great afternoon snack of a Ugo Bar!)
Pizza bread! Drizzled with Flora Health “7 sources” which I take most days for healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
I truly believe that aside from your actual training and sleep habits, diet is the number one most important determinant for your success as a runner. [Knock on wood] I’ve never had a major overuse injury in my 15 years of nearly year-round running (with the last 6 years consecutively averaging around 85 miles per week). Some may say it’s the HOKAs or genetics or biomechanics …but I think a lot of it has to do with diet.
As we shift into the summer months our calendar is jam-packed full of adventures in the mountains. This means we’re on the road a lot camping and training and exploring. It’s a total blast and I recognize that it is also a total luxury to have the time and energy (and health) to be able to do such things. This is possible thanks to your support (and your support of our sponsors). We have it really good right now!
We still do some actual work though, and internet connections at coffee shops and in airports are a must! From managing social media accounts (a passion of mine) to helping support my sponsors, to teaming up with Sandi on Vo2max Productions Coaching (to help earn a living), and actual training/racing, we stay really busy!
I’m also working to finish my MUT Runner film project along with always building content on my YouTube channel (another passion of mine). I’m proud to say that I’ve dived in with Adobe Creative Suite programs as well as Final Cut Pro X to try to improve my skills when it comes to MUT Runner (I still have a long way to go). Right now though, it looks like the film is going to take me until the end of the summer before its release. I’m also proud to announce that fellow MUT Runner Matt Flaherty will be providing some key music for the film (he’s really talented). Music is pretty important in these types of things.
As far as running goes, here’s what my 2014 has looked like so far (I’ve also listed events I have planned later in the year):
January: Carlsbad Marathon (2nd place, 2:22:15)
March: Tarawera Ultra Marathon 80km (1st place, 5:33 )
April: Lake Sonoma 50-miler (3rd place, 6:12)
May: Transvulcania 80kim (3rd place, 7:11)
June: Mt. Washington Road Race
July: Speedgoat 50km
August: Pikes Peak Ascent
September: The RUT 50km
October: Chicago Marathon
Les Templiers 80km
December: The North Face 50-miler
My most recent workout video (a last-minute Tune-up 3 mile Tempo Run) before Mt. Washington. I do this workout a lot during a taper and when I’m just getting back into training. It also is a good, short and quick workout to do in-between longer and harder workouts as a good lactate threshold stimulus:
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